Fun, games, cash Brown boots up Brumbies at Holy Cross

Grocott's Mail - - SPORT - By LIN­DANI DONYELI By CHANEEZ SIAS

The Holy Cross School had a fundraiser for a grounds project on 3 Fe­bru­ary. Par­ents and their chil­dren as well as vis­i­tors were wel­comed to the event by Mar­ion Baseon and Jenny Mc Con­nachie who also han­dled the regis­tra­tion for the fun-run and walk.

Makana Traf­fic of­fi­cers do­nated of­fi­cial time to help pre­vent ac­ci­dents on High­lands Road. The race be­gan with a 5km fun run that was flagged off by Jock Mc Con­nachie. Leg­end Abra­hams of Grade 3 was the even­tual win­ner.

Af­ter the race, the yard came alight with a jump­ing cas­tle, a wa­ter slide, swings, as well as a Tom­bola stall. Plenty of books, clothes and all sorts of food and drink were also on sale as part of the fundraiser.

Pupils from the Dioce­san School for Girls helped out with a stall and a face-paint­ing ta­ble while Salem Cross­roads was also rep­re­sented, with quite a va­ri­ety of plants for sale.

“I am very happy to be part of this event,” said par­ent Them­binkosi An­toni. “The func­tion is so good, our kids are so happy. Our chil­dren are in [a] good en­vi­ron­ment. Not like in the town­ship where we [live] in an un­healthy en­vi­ron­ment.” He said he hoped the school would do the fun event again, and praised the Prin­ci­pal for speak­ing isiXhosa. “It’s very easy to com- mu­ni­cate with her [be­cause] she can speak Xhosa,” he said. “You don’t need to speak English all the time.” The Brumbies rugby team took on Rhodes Univer­sity on 3 Fe­bru­ary here in Gra­ham­stown. On this dis­play, they don’t have lots of ground to cover.

The game kicked off in ex­treme hu­mid­ity, with Brumbies field­ing an im­proved side from the one that lost heav­ily to the Univer­sity of Fort Hare. With a try by Joe Mqubuli and a penalty kick from the boot of Duane Brown, they were up 8-0 at half time and Rhodes could do noth­ing about it.

In the se­cond half, a huffy puffy Rhodes side only man- aged five fives points, while Brumbies’ Shan­ton Wit­booi ran out a se­cond try and Brown backed him with a won­der­fully taken con­ver­sion kick. Fi­nal score: 15-5 Brumbies. In another game, the Brumbies 1st Re­serves were beaten 29-7 by Old Col­le­gians.

Photo: Lin­dani Donyeli

Grade 3 pupil Leg­end Abra­hams, won the fun race.

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